By Bridget, Age 13
Two weeks. Two weeks, they said. Two weeks off from school. Two weeks to do anything at all. But now, as I lay in bed, staring at the ceiling, I wondered how long it would actually be.
This unexpected break from school sounded amazing at first. I would have time to do anything I wanted. But what was it exactly that I wanted to do? As the weeks stretched into months, that became unclear. I was bored out of my mind, and didn’t do anything besides sleep in until noon, and Facetime my friends. That definitely wasn’t healthy for a 5th grader. But it just seemed like there was nothing to do.
Until one day, when I had the idea. Make a bucket list. A bunch of creative activities to keep me busy was what I needed.
And so, Bridget’s 100 things to do during quarantine was formed. There was never a dull moment after that. Obstacle courses, journaling, baking, and much more filled the days spent at home. It was hard not to feel hopeful that the tough times would come to an end. As the expression goes, time flies when you’re having fun.